Davis Square Theatre 255 Elm St, Somerville, MA02144 Davis Square Theatre is a preforming arts venue that offers all types of shows and productions, including dramatic…More shows, comedy events, festivals, music and more. Check its website for details on upcoming events or for details on purchasing tickets.
Alexander King of Jesters 80 Rogers Ave, Somerville, MA02144 Alex the Jester's act takes audiences back to medieval times, when nonsense and physical comedy reigned supreme. Sight…More gags and mind-blowing stunts highlight this unique performer's show, which includes frequent audience participation. His business is run right out of his home in Somerville.
The Center for Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA02143 In 2009, this nonprofit arts organization moved into the freshly renovated Armory Building on Highland Ave. Conceived as…More space that would "galvanize the creative spirit," they set up studio and live/work space for artists, as well as two galleries and two performance areas: a more intimate café and a larger hall. Concerts, film screenings and happenings like their fall Harvest Fest fill most of the performance calendar. Spoken word, theater and comedy can also be seen here.
Balch Arena Theater at Tufts University 50 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA02155 This theater is on the Tufts campus within the Aidekman Arts Center. Free parking is available for shows and ticket…More prices are quite affordable, if not free. This specific venue is a theater in-the-round, and is a very common space for Tufts' drama clubs and other student groups. This is the venue for Tufts' improv comedy group Cheap Sox — partly for the willing audience participation, and partly for the spray radius from some of the group's more active (and fluid filled) bits. Check the website for the most up-to-date performance schedules.
The Somerville News is an independent community newspaper serving the city of Somerville. A print edition is…More published weekly on Wednesdays (look for their news boxes throughout the city). An online version is also available on their website. Print circulation is over 9,500. The paper reported in May 2010 that website hits were averaging 500 per day.
Beyond reporting on the community, the paper also engages it by hosting comedy and poetry nights as well as an annual writers festival held in November.
In fall 2009, the paper launched Cambridge News Weekly, an online news site for Cambridge, MA, that will eventually also be published in a print edition. The paper reported in June 2010 that it would soon expand into Medford as well.